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5 PERISH IN L.VICTORIA STORMS

Gaba: At least five people have died this morning after the boat they were traveling in on Lake Victoria capsized mid-way the journey.

The accident happened at around 4am as the boat made its way from Mpenja Islands in Wakiso District to Gaba.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango reports that 10 people were traveling on the ill-fated boat, but only five have life saving jackets.

Onyango says the early morning stormy winds on the Lake could not spare the small boat, which was also over loaded.

The traders were carrying merchandise from Mpenja Island to Gaba landing site.

Byte Patrick Onyango - metropolitan police spokesperson

The survivors were taken to Ggaba hospital while the bodies of the dead were at Gaba Police Station.